hi all…i’m a new member…i’ve got a dilema…right now i’m rolling on maxspeed coilovers w/tockico HP’s with 16’s…oldschool look…now my car is lowered to where the tires tuck right under the fenders…now i drive my car everyday and the streets of L.A. & it sucks so bad…i hate it!..is there a better suspension setup i can get to where i don’t bounce as much…i know having my car that low contributes to it but i like that oldschool look…i’m willing to raise it to maybe a finger and a half gap between the fenders & tires…or would springs be the way to go…sorry so long…any opinions would be greatly appreciated…THANKS!
I dunno about the quality or the spring rates on them maxspeed coilovers you got, but does your car have a camber kit on it?
If you want to ride at the bottom of adjustment every day, you gotta get somethin like some illuminas or kyb AGX and definitly a camber kit front and rear. Ive noticed Tockico blues dont last.
I have always gotten a decent ride from 15’’ alloys and even steelies with decent struts and my adjusters all the way down, so with 16’s it should be a caddy-
i don’t have a camber kit on my car yet…i’ve been researching and it seems like most people go with gc’s & koni yellows…some guy here at work recommended that i install progress camber kit after i change my whole suspension set up
If youve never had em’ you can totally feel the difference. Not even talking tire wear, but mainly because you get most of the tire on the ground so the car feels more stout.
When its that low, it helps.
there are two basic ways you can go about making the ride more comfortable:
-change springs (spring rates)
some koni yellows would really help mellow out the stiff spring rates on the maxspeed coilovers. Or you could opt for some softer coilovers (like GC’s) or some soft springs (like Progress Sports).
as for camber kit, you should probably get a speciaty products or ingalls. I don’t believe the progress kit has enough adjustability for your setup (but i could be wrong).
Originally posted by DA1.6
[B]If youve never had em’ you can totally feel the difference. Not even talking tire wear, but mainly because you get most of the tire on the ground so the car feels more stout.
When its that low, it helps. [/B]
actually the car should handle better w/o the camber kit. Negative camber greatly increases cornering ability. If you ever notice race cars (real racing, not drag racing) they will run very excessive amounts of negative camber. True when the camber is zero there is a little more contact patch when sitting flat, but when you dive into a corner the weight shift will roll the tire over a little bit, thus decreasing contact patch… unless you started off w/ negative camber. in which case you will increase the contact patch a little. and corners is really were you need the most surface area. For us street guys this typically isn’t worth it. However most people, even after camber kit will run a little negative camber anyway. It won’t hurt your tires much, if there is a choice its better than running a little positive camber (some kits aren’t infinitely adjustable, they just have specific settings).
Originally posted by SSR265
thanks for the replies…yup i’m not really looking to race, just cruise…but i do see your point when taking those corners at a high speed…just looking for comfort…so if i were to get gc’s w/ konis, will i get that comfort if my tires are tucked under the fender?
depends on how much you tuck the tires. The more you tuck, the less suspension travel you will have, thus bottoming out more. The GC/koni combo should be pretty damn comfy. However if you’re willing to spend the $$ for GC’s and koni’s you may want to consider buying some real coilovers. For a couple hundred bucks more you can get some real coilovers, that way your suspension travel will be greatly increased.